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1909 W'KST FIELD SOHMAL. 



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(Elmus ffiffirrra 

Stella A. Vitty Presidt ni 

Esther L. Dalrymple Yk< -l*r< si<l< ni 

Anne 1 [alfpenny Treasurer 

Tryphena Bickford Secretary 

Bjmuiranj JDembfrs 
Louis G. Monte, Lewis B. Allyn. 

jFarultij 

Clarence A. Brodeur, Principal. 
Frederic Goodwin, J. C. Hockenberry, 

Edith Cummings, L. B. Allyn, 

A. A. Knight, L. (J. .Monti:, 

C. B. Wilson. 

Sraimttn §>ri)nni 
George W. Winslow, Principal. 



1909 WESTFIELD XORMAL. 



Ollasa of 1900 
patfalfc Normal ^>rtjoo,l 



(llamm?nr?m?nt jExmtefB 

( 'i.ass Banquet. 
Thursday. June 17, 1909, Park Square Hotel. 

Faculty Tea. 
Saturday afternoon, June 19, 1909, Dickinson Hall. 

Senior Reception. 
Saturday evening, June 19, 1909. Assembly Hall. 

Sunday Vespers. 
June 20, 1909. Assembly Hall 

Class PlCNIC. 
Monday, June 21. 1909. 

Class Night. 
Monday evening, June 21. 1909. 

Graduation Ivy Exercises. 
Tuesday. June 22. 1909. 





STELLA A. VITTY 
President 



ESTHER L. DALRYMPLE 

Vice-President 





TRYPHENA BICKFORD 
Secretary 



ANNE HALFPENNY 
Treasurer 



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Given Monday, June 21, 1.90.'), at tht ('hiss Picnic. 
By Helen T. Howard, Margaret I. Leahy. 

TWO poor unfortunates! Chosen as the foretellers of the 
future of the illustrious Class of 1909. What were we 
to do! Mere babes in the gift of prophecy. What a 
vast amount of courage we had, to lay aside a whole 
week to haunt Dickinson Hall and to wander about the Campus 
with a view of probing the veil of mystery shrouding the fu- 
ture of our classmates. Although this was a mammoth ( ?) sac- 
rifice, we felt ourselves amply repaid. 

One afternoon about five o'clock, the usual hour for all of 
the girls' constitutionals, Margaret and I were strolling about 
the Campus, just outside the geology room, when we saw a 
strange gleam in the grass. It proved to be a queer specimen 
of a stone which we tried in vain to associate with some of the 
magnetites, siderites, etc., which we met with in our past geology 
days. I had hardly picked it up when it began to crumble in my 
hand and the next moment what should I see in its place, but 
an old. old man. about ninety years of age. with a beard, way 
down to here and nowhere. So sudden was this apparition that 
Margarel sank on the ground and 1 immediately followed suit, 
bnl only to rise again to greel him. We had hardly regained 
our breath before the old man began to murmur in a thin 
quavering voice, which bespoke his ninety years and more. 
Pricking up our cars we listened closely and we were able to give 
our greatest attention to every word he said, because of a two 
years' training in Mrs. Knight's classes. 

The old man informed us that In 1 had been imprisoned in a 
queer stone, and for many years had been kept by Mr. Wilson as 
a curiosity. But the latter did net know ils true value, and long 
ago had cast it out of tin 1 window. Many had picked it up, bu1 



6 U 'EST FIELD XOltMAL. 1909 

had Thrown it down again as worthless, but its magic lay in the 
fact that the old man. ninety year- _ with the beard way 

down to here and nowhere was not to emerge until 1920, unless 
someone utttered a wish while holding it. and how could I help 
but chance upon this go< d fortune when there had been a con- 
stant wish in our inmost thoughts for weeks. The old man was 
grateful for his deliverance that he promised to tell us all 
about the future of our classmates as they would he in the year 
1920. So we opened our notebooks which we always carried 
with ns in order to be ready to jot down problems of algebra or 
geometry which might present themseb 

We now began to listen to the future of Class '09, and 
the first person we heard of was the one and only hoy of our 
ss, Benjamin T. Riley. And what a strange fate had over- 
taken him. He had married Lizzie Battenburg who had always 
been a favorite with the Normal girLs. and the couple had set 
up a great millinery establishment where the latest styles in 
hats were always to be procured. We were not very much sur- 

d at Ikey's becoming a "Benedict'' for he always was fond 

azzie. But we did receive a shock when we found that G 
Howard was in the insane asylum, whither she had gone - 
after leaving Normal. Tin se strong nerves which had sustained 
her so many nights in her viuils on the second floor, and her 

9 down the pike had at last failed her. and she was sent to 
Northampton a sad wreck of monitorship, at Dickinson Hall. 

What a different fate had befallen her roommate, Ruby 
Cowing. Immediately after graduation she had settled down to 
a quiet life as a shepherdess, tending her "herd" with the great- 
: care and devotion. 

We paid close attention at the mention of the word Ma- 
honey. What had become of fun-lovii smiling happy-go- 
lucky Florence! Why the saddest of f her. 

had always been fend of a trombone, so had organized a 

— hand, with herself as leader playing the trombone. But 

she became so fond of it and had the hand play so much, that 

-trained her vocal chords until they became quite useless 
and oh! so sad to relate had become quite dumb! 

Another L r reat affliction had befallen one of the other girls, 
Antoinette Char.- - - ip a telephone exchange of her 



J!)iH> WESTFIELI) SOliMAL. ? 

own. bul as the place was entirely fitted up with "red" and i^o 
other- color was prominent, so the poor girl became color blind. 

We next heard about our old friend Elean Pfeiffer, who in 
memory of Dickinson Hall life had built a lodging house for 
those wayfarers who might be "Afraid to go home in the dark. 7 ' 

Septa Lynn we found had finally her dearest wish granted — 
that of being a doctor, and she had so pursued her studies that 
in 1920, she was a great surgeon, famous the world over. Septa 
was ever a cut-up. so we knew she must he just in her element. 

As for Elaine Holt and Helen Stockwell what more could be 
expected when one saw how fond they were of the house cat at 
Dickinson Hall, than that they should betake themselves off to 
some distant land, no matter what the name. I for no matter how 
simple, Helen never could pronounce it. where they kept a home 
for houseless eats, with no thought for anything outside the care 
of their pets. 

We paid strict attention when we heard one of the beauties 
of our class mentioned. What could have happened to her? 
Why she had become a photographer and connected with her es- 
tablishment was a picture gallery, showing the likenesses of 
countless numbers of men. for was there ever a fellow any girl 
might know, whose picture was not in Anne Halfpenny's collec- 
tion \ And Anne not only knew the name but was well ac- 
quainted with every gentleman in her or any other girl's list. 

Ruth Xocke and Helen Lewis, we were told, had started a 
private railway line between Springfield and Westfield by which. 
Normal uirls could arrive at and leave school every imaginable 
hour. No need to say that the line had become immensely popu- 
lar with the school girls, all of whom gave up the public street 
railway for that convenient one of two old Westfield Normal 
school girls. 

And Louise Arnold . We certainly expected her to be a 
prima donna by that time, but a far different course had been 
adopted by her. After leaving Normal school, she had gone to 
Simmons where she pursued a study of domestic science, in order 
that she might later introduce it into her favorite school in life, 
namely Clark University. 

Now we found what had happened to good natured Kather- 
ine Dowd. From the time of cur psychology days we knew Kate 



8 "WESTFIELD XOHMAL. 1M) 

could tell funny stories, and we could never forget what a "howl- 
ing" effeel they had upon us, and the teacher especially, so we 
could not be very much astounded when we found she was with 
Will 8. Monroe, who with his increase in years was becoming 
somewhat sarcastic, and this was kept down somewhat by using 
all her wit and humor on him. We had to sing praises of Kate 
for the good work, and our one wonder was if she told him any 
stories like, "Was your grandmother a monkey?" 

And the Kearney sisters! Why. Miss Katherine is a grand 
opera singer fulfilling the promise of her youth, while Miss 
Mary is a speaker on " Woman s Rights." She gave a lecture not 
long ago at Dickinson Hall, the monotony being broken by songs 
and speeches. Once in a while they combine their talent, giving 
interesting lectures on the American authors, whose lives they 
became interested in while at school, and one night while Miss 
Kearney was singing, in the most touching part, one in the au- 
dience in the front row. heard a low voice about two seats from 
her say. k ' ( Irescend !" Miss Kearney, "Crescendo!" and 
turned in time to see Ethel Corrie in an excited manner giving 
directions. Ethel we understood had supplanted the former 
instructor at Westfield Normal school and paid special atten- 
tion to the "Crescendo." so could not control her emotion at the 
concert. 

Imagine our delight at the success of May Dooley and Irene 
Horrigan, who after working patiently for a few years had in- 
vented a novel design in a spread of high colors. Although it 
was closely observed and the different parts tested beyond the 
strength of the material, yet it was not necessary that they 
should be granted a copyright as no one ever had the courage and 
endurance to imitate their example. Their invention practically 
abolished that old form of spread that we used about ten years 
ago. 

But wonder upon wonder! Could we believe our cars when 
he said Catherine Higgins was in a convent. Who would think 
thai the slight confinement she endured while at school would 
have given her such a taste for seclusion. But I suppose she 
thought she might just as well do penance continually, as she had 
practiced doing it a1 intervals so faithfully. 



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Alice Geran, of whom we always expected a great deal, was 
merely the head of a kindergarten establishment, where she took 
special care of her male charges, and her little .Johnnies. Willies 
and Pauls were the means of giving renewed vig;or to her wearied 
faculties. 

He spoke of Esther Dalrymple as having become famous by 
getting a patent on a clock by which one could regulate the time 
to suit his necessities and conveniences ye1 live happily in a com- 
munity. We were not surprised as you know Esther began this 
practice in both the school and Dickinson Hall. 

May Powers! Now can yon believe it .' was touring the con- 
tinent giving lectures on " International Peace." and accom- 
plishing wonders. May was always a peace making and peace 
loving body, bnt we never dreamed sic was so infatuated with the 
subject. 

And Eleanor Goodyear was a gymnastic teacher. It was al- 
ways expected she would pursue a course in music, but if you 
remember correctly after Eleanor gave up her responsible posi- 
tion of monitorship she took courses through the gymnasium in 
the evening after nine and found it a most pleasurable pastime. 

Miss Mary McGee had attained her heart's desire by enter- 
ing Xew York society. She was a well known spectacle at the 
horse races and entered into all sports with great enthusiasm. 
excelling especially in ping pong. She also favored her friends 
with tickets to the Hippodrome as Mate was also interested in 
the theater. 

Genevieve Pease had become a "Prima Donna" in a Bijou 
establishment. We wondered if that was the reason Genevieve 
practiced the "popular airs'' at late hours. 

We expected Marion Clark to be in an infirmary, but was 
much relieved when we found that she and Maude Porsythe had 
become Christian Scientists and often hired a hall for Miss Edith 
Warner to deliver their sentiments and converse with the differ- 
ent members of the audience, but Edith, true to her habit, disap- 
pointed ( . 7 ) her friends by having the entertainment consist of a 
monologue. Edith was our great "standby" to deliver criti- 
cisms on United States history teaching lessons if you remember 
correctly. 



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Poor Irene Squires! She was the only classmate that was 
still teaching, and her ambitions never rose higher, for she was 

still hunting for her mate. 

Here the old man paused, looked sad. stroked his beard and 

informed us of Anna Dalton who had studied in Germany at a 

ital which if named would be easily recognized by all her 
elassmates. Anna became a faithful nurse both to the institu- 
tion and her profession, although she did lose her first ease by 

»ing over- and forgetting to give the medicine. 

But who would ever think there were so many talented peo- 
ple in our class. There was Miss Parker whom we always thought 
- late, writing funny stories and contributing largely to 
Puck. Amies Dowdall had edited a newspaper entitled "Tin 

I." with a clever phrase of advertisement preceding it. 
namely. "Keep an eye on'" — Tht Label. Amies found this fact 

dally valuable in chemistry. To this paper Marian Bridg- 
man contributed "Lively Gossip" and always drew the informa- 
tion maps. The latter must have come quite easy to her ;<- 

to be quite familiar with maps for <he was al- 
ways looking up places that were not on that dear old "Orbis 
Romanus. '" 

He then told us of Claire O'Neill and we were surprised be- 
yond measure at his words. Claire was gaining a reputation of 
renown by giving ex< "young hopefuls*' by the noble 

work of instructing at a skating rink. 

The old man paused for breath and as my pencil was by this 
time worn down, and contrary to Mrs. Knight's earnest solicita- 
tion — that we should always carry fountain pens — I had none 
with me. l»nt Margaret who acted upon her advice was in p - 
sion of one and took up the old man's words when he beyan 
ana in. 

Mrs. Knight may question the truth of the statement that I 
had a fountain pel: as she realized I took' a trip down stairs one 
day for the ink "to save time. ; it for literature, 

I at last did one thing that was - __ stecL 

The nexl "<»!* girl we heard about was Frances Euan who 
was touring Europe. S - at a considerable length of time on 
th- Rhine, especially at the place where many years before I 
sar had proposed to bridge it I Bridget . She must have become 



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interested in the spot because it recalled days spent in child 
study when- Fannie always shone in spending more time in 
preparation and writing longer papers than the rest of us. 

Alma Root had become a florist, taking roses as her specialty, 
and met with ureal success in their method of twining. This 
was not surprising for Alma was always good at twining, — 
whether roses, baskets or hearts. 

After hearing Alma's fate, we were ready for that of an- 
other diminutive person in our class — none other than Abbie 
Johnson. While at school, she was always so near the sky that 
she became interested in the stars, so she was now an astronomer, 
and one who could be relied upon for the truth of a statement, 
because what others saw through telescopes Abbie could perceive 
witli her naked eye. 

Two more Springfield girls now claimed our attention — 
Beulah and Ruth Randall who were famous chemists. They had 
analyzed s;> many foods that they found the adulterations of all. 
and were having great success in making the public usi j only 
pure foods. A fact which added to their renown was that they 
used a picture of themselves as an advertisement of the effect of 
pure foods. One member of our class had especially profited by 
their labors, for Tessie Barry would never be now recognized as 
a Large woman of immeasurable width and height who lived at 
last in peace and happiness in a distant land where she was never 
called to account f< r things she might but had not done. 

Monica Roche who, as everyone knows, has always dearly 
loved babies, was in France where she was at the head of a day 
aursery. Here she was in her element, and was never content 

pt when helping in this fine educational work of Prance, and 
she could ever be seen, surrounded by myriads of babes who were 
always happy in her presence. 

Now we f< und the whereabouts of Lena Wells. She had be- 
come a missionary among the natives of the Pigi islands, where 
the men especially flocked about her. for she won as many con- 
verts just through her beauty and her pleasant manner as 
through her preaching. 

Next the old man told us < f .Jessie Ilildreth. She. as every- 
one knows, was always ready to help the girls in any way pessi- 
ble and they had many a good feed at -Jessie's. The custom with 



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her had so grown that she had finally set up a restaurant, where 
the girls might have luncheons at any time. This, of course, 
served the girls to a \( i vy great extent after the new rule of "(let 
down to the dining room ten minutes after the gong, or go with- 
out your meal" was established. 

And what had become of Tessie Tucker, the girl of so many 
whims and fancies? Strange enough, she was in Paris, reveling 
in the art of painting, though never with extreme success, for al- 
though she was now free to give vent to her sentiments with the 
brush, yet she had so many ideas constantly seeking for an out- 
let, that she did not have the time to see to the completion of any 
one. as she would have liked to in her own quaint way. As this 
was a well known trait in Tessie's character, we were not at all 
taken hack with her fortune. 

Charlotte Richardson had invented a new soap which ex- 
celled Hon Ami. for from chemistry experiments, she had found 
the harm of adulterations, and so eliminated them. Charlotte 
was always bright, so no wonder the soap had the quality of 
brightness. 

Marcel la Carmody had gone West to Montana where 1 she was 
enjoying herself immensely, teaching the little rustics and play- 
ing the part of a Shy Anne in her life on a tine ranch which she 
now possessed. 

Then we Learned that Ottilie Ludwig had become a poetess 
shortly after finishing her course at West field Normal School. 
Ottilie was always fond of romance and spent many happy hours 
in "dreamland" surrounded by her countless fairies, hut the 
strange fact about her now. was that she had suddenly turned to 
adventure and was always composing blood-curdling tales. 

Our attention was next called to Clara Harrington, who had 
done so well while at school that we all expected greal things of 
her. But Clara had after a few years' teaching e;iven it up as 
something too hard, for she never liked anything but easy work, 
so was content to remain at home in idleness, dreaming ever of 
"what minht have been.*' 

And Dollie Allaire. — why Dollie was a demonstrator and 
"American l,<i<li<s" were her specialty. Dollie was always good 
in this line, and her gestures and fantastic movements aroused 
great interesl and admiration in all her audiences. 



1909 WESTFIELD XORMAL. 13 

Louise Hush had gone to Porto Rico for the purpose of 
teaching, but the life and customs were too slow for her, (as she 
was, as everyone knows, accustomed to swift actions.) so she be- 
came an auctioneer in a second-hand bookstore, where her quick 
speech and knowledge of books were important factors in bring- 
ing about her quick success. 

Bui Mary Cronin was a basket weaver. Think of it! First 
she wanted to become a music teacher, then she took a course to 
become a school teacher, and she was now at the North Pole weav- 
ing "peach baskets" to protect the natives' heads from the ex- 
treme heat. Even at school, Mary showed her love for weaving 
when she exclaimed. "If baskets are made in heaven. I refuse to 
go there," but evidently she was not looking forward to a very 
warm future, when she sought to acclimate herself to the North 
Pole when 1 the fashions and seasons had preceded her. 

Olive Starkweather and Eva Moynihan had started a teach- 
ers' agency for the purpose of aiding the graduates of Westfield 
Normal. They would accept other graduates but paid special at- 
tention to our girls and now many of them are dispersed through- 
out Becket, Chester, Feeding Hills. Tatam and Woronoco, thus 
sending throughout the universe the broad methods of teaching 
in which they excelled. 

Contrary to ali our expectations. Ruth Taylor, having be- 
come so interested in mathematics while at Westfield Normal 
School was devoting her entire life to geometry, and had suc- 
ceeded in giving to the public another new proof for the theorem 
of Pathogoras. Her demonstration was so simple that it imme- 
diately displaced all those which heretofore had been used. The 
foundation for her proof as all must be interested to know — lay 
in the word "Guess. " 

Dora Powers who was always ready to lend a helping hand 
whenever she could, had kept up tic good work after putting 
school duties aside by forming a club known as the "Helpers" 
wherein information on every conceivable subject was easily and 
quickly obtained. There is no need to say that the fame of the 
club spread with great rapidity and finally embraced the whole 
nation. 

Miss Alice Johnston had founded an orphan asylum where 
she could tell storii s to her heart's content, and it must follow 



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that she is never lacking a large and appreciative audience el' 
children. 

Pearl Smith bad become a manufacturer of dyes and was 
herself the chief workman in the house and though she had 
taken a trip to England, and an earl there had tried to establish 
her in that country, his efforts were futile, for Pearl loved this 
side of the water tco much and came back for good to her "dye- 
ing" and her " dyi rs." 

Tryphena Bickfcrd had become a dealer in fraternity pins, 
and now < ne could b<ii< r< that she had all the forms and makes 
she spoke of. She had also since Inn- school days written a book 
which rivalled thai of Paul Leicester Ford's " Wanted a Chap- 
erone" as Tryphena 's had the title, "The Chaperone Elimi- 
nated." It is needless to say that tin 1 book won great favor with 
the younger set. 

But, oh! horrors! we gasped when we found that Anna May 
Stockwell was still at West Held Normal. Then 1 asked. "What 
has sit 1 been doing there all this time," and the old man replied 
that when she left the '01) Class she went abroad, being so greatly 
inspired by what one of our kind teachers was always requesting 
us to see if we should get the opportunity to go abroad that she 
c aid not resist, and spent the rest of her money in travel, with 
the exception of the sum that was to give the finishing touches 
to her course. Anna was always slow, but she got there just the 
same. 

Last, but not least, came the story of our class president, 
Stella Vitty, better known as Mandy. We all knew that after 
graduation Stella wont to Englewood, X. -J., to teach, but we did 
not know that she had gone there for the express purpose of tak- 
ing lessons in Normal training in Xew York, so that in a few 
months she might become instructor in that line at Dartmouth. 
But the trustees of the college did not allow her to remain very 
lon<>' in this pleasing position, for Stella did nothing but "Nick" 
everything with which she came in contact, and finally the place 
had become quite degenerated and all classes were forsaken but 
that of manual training. Poor Stella ! She was obliged to leave, 
and in sorrow went out to Kalamazoo, Mich., where sh< became 
the "Starr" matron cf an old maids' home, where never a word 
of sarcasm was to be heard, and where Stella reigned supreme. 



1909 WEST FIELD SOUMAL. 7£ 

Then the old man "ninety years of age, with a beard way 
down to here," said, "I think that is all there were in the class; 
of course these are all you care to hear about. He was pretty 
weak as we had been standing during the recital but our enthu- 
siasm over-balanced our fatigue, so we did not feel any "ill ef- 
fects.*' I then asked him what we might do in return for his 
kindness and to show our great appreciation. lie exclaimed. 
"Sing! young ladies, sing!" It is ages since I heard music from 
a human voice, and that is the enly recompense I shall accept for 
my services." We seemed to realize controversy would be useless 
as with open eyes and vacant expressions we looked at each other 
and exclaimed. sin<> ! Then Helen breathlessly whispered, for 
"PeU V sake Margaret what will we sin<r. Dreamily I added. 
"Thi S( c< >i Time Principles" — "association" and "sugges- 
tion," working together so powerfully I could not bring "rea- 
son" or "thought" to my assistance. Taking my sta^e whisper 
as an inspiration Helen began with a full, round quarter note 
"do" and faintly I joined her in the rest. We had finished but 
as I he last echo died out in Gillett's woods we saw tin 1 old man 
totter and fall, looking tragic and trying to tell us he was dy- 
ing. 

We then sent for Alice Whitney as she could and would un- 
tertake anything and she disposed of the body, promising se- 
crecy. We never dared to tell it until today we give up the se- 
cret as we find ourselves among our friends and the breath of 
their divine protection hovering over us. Somewhere in the dis- 
tance methinks I hear Alice say. "I went to Westfield Normal 
School.'' No! I know she won't tell. And let us today bury our 
secret for life eternally. Amen! 

Helen T. Howard, 
Margaret I. Leah v. 



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Ollaas IftBtnry 



Given Thursday, J urn 17, 1909, at th( Banquet. 

By Septa Lynx. 

ONE of the most noteworthy events of modern history oc- 
curred on September 12, 1907. On that date the Class 
of 1909 of the Westfield Normal School entered this fa- 
mous institution of learning. Our aim in coming here 
was the same as other classes have had and will have, namely, — 
a desire to manipulate the ruler and to learn how it may be done 
most effectively. 

Although we came into existence in much the same way 
as other classes there was one 1 important difference for which we 
were very grateful, and we hope the same privilege may be ac- 
corded to all classes of this school hereafter. Former classes, be- 
fore entering, were obliged to lake examinations as a test of the 
knowledge they had already acquired. In place of these, we were 
allowed to submit certificates of our high standing in the various 
high schools from which we came. Needless to say, we availed 
ourselves of the opportunity, excepting a few who desired to 
show that examinations could not frighten them. 

Now that almost two years have passed it is hard to tel] 
what our first impressions were, but this much can be said: 
Whatever they were, they were supplied by the seniors who, the 
evening before school opened, took great pains to give us a very 
clear concept of each member of the faculty, with the traits of 
character of each: also various suggestions as to how to get on 
the "right side" of them. Mr. Allyn should not have blamed us 



mm WEST FIELD XOHMAL. 17 

when, in our notebooks of the fall term, he found that we had 
been very generous with red ink. We soon learned that, although 

both Mr. Allyn and Mr. Monroe liked red ink. it would be a good 
plan to be a trifle more economical with it. Get the idea \ Dur- 
ing the first week or two we had a most enjoyable time, thought 
Normal School very easy, and resolved to get the full benefit of 
our stay here. For some unknown reason, it seems almost a 
dream now. Mr. Monroe was not present at the opening of the 
school, and did not put in an appearance until a whole week had 
passed. Strange, was it not? Mr. Monte did not come until we 
had been here about two weeks and so. with the absence of two of 
our teachers, life here at first was very unlike what it was after 
they were all here. 

During the first term we studied zoology under Mr Wilson. 
It was not long before Normal girls could be seen almost any time 
in search of grasshoppers, crickets, etc., some of which caused 
very strenuous and exciting times in Dickinson Hall. In arith- 
metic, under Mr. Allyn. we learned that a subject may have very 
different aspects, and were obliged to look upon this one in a 
different way than we had ever before thought of it. keeping 
always to the practical side. Is it not so.' Having learned that 
no text books were used in this subject, we thought it would be 
very interesting indeed but, when repeatedly questioned as to 
"actual facts V we thought of it in a different light. 

With Mrs. Knight we had grammar and here, at least, was 
one class in which we were always greeted with a pleasant smile 
and allowed to recite with the use of all of our senses. With .Air. 
Monte Ave soon learned to distinguish all the colors of the rainbow 
in any one of the beauties of Nature and were happy to think 
that we could always get the "motif." 

Although we had been fully warned as to the proper thing 
to expect in Mr. Monroe's classes, we came out of our first reci- 



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tation with him with little hope of ever getting "signed." We 
were to him the "young juniors." Sometimes our voices failed 
ns; at other limes reason was so impaired by fright that Mr. 

Monroe failed to "get the point" in our recitations and we were 
obliged to call upon our colleagues for help. Such instances 
brought forth ejaculations from our psychology professor, which 
it would be hard to imitate. In the study of the history of edu- 
cation it would have been well if we had had a previous course 
in phonetic shorthand. The day our notebooks were first in- 
spected was a red letter day in the history of '()!). The worst 
part of the work in these classes was tin 1 fact that so little en- 
couragement was held out to us. One girl, who entered a few 
weeks late, when told that it was "almost impossible for her to 
do the work/' and that it was "useless for her to expect to get 
through," decided that she would give up tin 1 idea, and so made 
it her last as well as her first day. 

With Miss Cummings we spent many pleasant periods in the 
gymnasium at Dickinson Hall after a hard day's work. She. 
together with Mrs. Knight, we found to he the most considerate 
of our teachers. In these periods we wen 1 never allowed 1<» 
overwork ourselves (and never did). Two other teachers whom 
we had throughout the year were Mr. Goodwin and Mr. Brodeur. 
The former did his best to implant in our minds the •"seven 
time principles." and if they are not there still it is through no 
fault "of Mr. Goodwin's. One period of each week was devoted 
to pedagogy, in which we had various interesting discussions. 
varying from "My boy at college" to "the standard authors." 

As time went on there grew a desire for class organization. 
Our first class meeting was called and conducted by our prin- 
cipal. It resulted in the election of class officers for the year. 
After that, meetings were held regularly, and one of the first 
things we did was to choose honorary members. Other classes 



1909 WESTFIELD NORMAL. 19 

had made it a custom to honor one member of the faculty in this 
way. We decided to do the same, but when we came to choose. 
we wished to make 1 every member of the faculty a member of our 
class and could not he satisfied with only one. Finally we decided 
upon two. Mr. Monte, who was a "new" teacher, and Mi*. 
Allyn. 

Although we had to study very hard to keep our work up, 
our teachers realized (though not any more than we did) that 
all work and no play was not good for us from a physiological 
standpoint. Shortly after school opened a house party was held 
at Dickinson Hall, which proved to he a very enjoyable gather- 
ing. Dickinson Hall was the scene of a number of other good 
times also, though perhaps some of them are better not spoken 
of here 1 , since I have heard that many were not strictly in accord- 
ance with the "Rules and Regulations" of the house. The 
''pike" has been noted for a certain surreptitious gathering 
which was "discovered there at half-past eleven one ni<_dit." 1 
cannot say exactly how it happened, hut certain it is that on that 
same night, one poor junior from the upper story, who had a 
senior roommate, was almost forced out of her room by the 
presence there of a number of her roommate's friends. Unfort- 
unately, she wandered down to the "pike" in search of some of 
her "colleagues," only to find them companions in misery. 

Xot long after the house party a masquerade was held at 
Dickinson Hall. The same evening a smaller gathering occurred 
in the school hall. Doubtless of the two. the former was the more 
enjoyable, hut T am certain, from what information T have ac- 
quired upon this subject, that the latter was not Lacking in amuse- 
ment. Ask Ah-. Winslow about it if you are in doubt. 

Almost before we knew it the first term was over and we re- 
turned home for a short recess at Thanksgiving. The winter term 
proved to he much easier than the fall term had been and. as a 



20 WES I FIELD XORMAL. 1909 

result, brilliant recitations from our class became more frequent. 
We no Longer had Mrs. Knight as a teacher, and in place of zoo- 
logy with Mr. Wilson, physiology was substituted. It was in this 
class that one of our members astonished the teacher with some 
interesting facts regarding "French cooks." 

The firsl reception given by the seniors was a most enjoyable 
social affair. We soon returned the compliment by giving them 
a reception which fairly outclassed anything of the sort which 
had ever been given before. 

The winter term seemed even shorter than the fall term 
and, with the advent of spring, we were obliged to set ourselves 
to the grindstone and work harder than ever. In this term we 
took up the study of physics in which we were introduced to 
many "interesting phenomena." Is it not so! Imagine our 
surprise to find ourselves presented with shower bouquets in this 
class. Geography, about which we had heard a great deal, became 
even a Larger thorn in our path than psychology or anything else 
had ever thought of being. Although already acquainted with 
Mi*. Monroe's methods and customs, it did not help us much. 
Memory and reason rarely combined in this class. Our sympa- 
thy was always ready for tin 1 poor unfortunates called upon to 
take the floor, or asked to "step to the map, please/' and " point 
out the heat belts." "wind belts," or to "trace the migratory 
heat equator.'' Then, after a vain attempt to do what was re- 
quired, we would sink into our seats, only to hear that we could 
not have done worse if we had been blindfolded. 

Even though it seemed impossible we survived this first year 
of work. Commencement time arrived and with it a longing for 
a much-needed rest. It was a sad time, too, for now we must 
say good-bye to the seniors, who would not return again in the 
fall, as we hoped to. But sad things and "lad things are contin- 
ually coming our way and soon that first year was all over, 



1909 WESTF1EU) XORMAL. 21 

the seniors had none never to return again as a class of students, 
and we were gone, to return again at the close of the summer. 
Almost before we realized it, summer was gone and we were 
back again at Dickinson Hall, this time as seniors. It was a 
pleasure to notice the difference between eur class and the poor 
unsophisticated juniors and to give them as much information as 
we could upon various subjects. 

This year the house party took the form of a ''children's" 
party and was even more successful than last year's had been. 
Imagine our surprise and delight to find Mr. Monroe as one of 
the children. We had learned that Mr. Monroe would not be 
with ns much longer. Although some of us did not quite appre- 
ciate Mr. Monroe's methods, there was not one of us who did not 
realize what he and his work meant to the school, and it was with 
sorrow thai we thought of his departure. We fully believed our 
principal when lie said that if another would do half as much 
for ns as Mr. Monroe had done, he would be doing exceedingly 
well and as much as could be expected. Mr. Monroe liked to 
make ns work. He told us that he tried to keep us busy all the 
time and he certainly succeeded in so doing. But there was an- 
other side to his nature also, although some of ns were slow in 
finding it, and did not realize it until the last moment. Mr. 
Monroe left at the end of the first term. The farewell reception 
given by the faculty in his honor showed what a host of friends 
he had made during his stay here. We cannot thank Mr. Monroe 
too much for all he has done for us nor for making our last 
period with him a happy one. 

After his departure we awaited with eagerness the arrival 
of our new teacher, Mr. Hockenberry. We were very much 
pleased with him when he did come, and exceedingly glad to 
know that he realized we could not do our best work when 
"frightened stiff." 



£ WEST FIELD XONMAL. 1JHW 

The course of our senior year flowed peacefully on, for now 
we were " dignified ' ' and did not engage in such silly pranks as 
we did when juniors. We spent most of our time now in taking 
care of those "young juniors." This year we were again formed 
into classes under Mrs. Knight. We Learned from her thai in 
our apperceptive step, our presentation, and our generalization, 
we must be cheerful, positive and animated, have good distribu- 
tion of questions and. horror of horrors, while doing all this, we 
must keep the attention of the class. It seemed impossible at first, 
hut we soon found that it could be done in trying to teach a 
clnss of our "colleagues" at least, but whether or not it worked 
out with the Training School chi ldren , we will leave it to indi- 
viduals to say. 

Speaking of good distribution of questions reminds me of our 
geography class in which we all feared that our turn was com- 
ing next. Strange to say, we heard the same remarks at almost 
owry class. — "Miss Charest, we will let you recite this morning": 
"Going down this table. Miss Roche, you may take the floor"; 
"What can you add. Miss McGee?" Mi'. Goodwin can vouch for 
the fact that we were a very progressive class. During our first 
year we composed numerous class songs and formed a "Glee 
Club." It was our intention to send this club to various schools 
to give exhibitions of our talent but. owing wholly to lack of 
funds, this idea was never carried out. However, the Glee Club 
continued its meetings this year, purely for the aesthetic value. 
Mr. Hockenberry is assured that we have remarkable memories, 
for did not one member of our class inform him. accurately, at 
what age she began to walk ? 

This year as well as last year we have had several good 
times, both at the school and at the hall. On these occasions we 
became acquainted with our teachers in a social way and it is 
gratifying to see how amusing they can be out of school-, even 



1909 WESTFIELD XORMAL. ££ 

though they are not always so during school hours. Our first 
reception this year was not held until after 11k 1 Christmas vaca- 
tion. As everything else that we have been connected with, 
it was a great success. The principal feature of the dance was a 
moon which was brought indoors for the benefit of those who 
prefer moonlight. This reception was followed by one from the 
junior class which, considering their immaturity, was unusually 
successful. Only one more reception is left for the class of '09 
to give, the final, which will be held on Saturday evening and 
which, we hope, will excel all previous ones in enjoyment. 

Now. when we are about to leave this school, we feel a great 
sadness come over us. for here we have spent two of the happiest 
years of our lives. Here we have met many people and made 
friends from whom we must now part. Perhaps some of us. yes. 
many of us, will never meet again, but we hope that we shall 
not be forgotten. We hope that the faculty will remember the 
(lass of '09, which Mr. Allyn has said is the "best ever." Mrs. 
Wilson, we feel sure, cannot forget very readily a class which. 
perhaps, has annoyed her in more ways than one, but we hope 
that she will forgive us, one and all. Mr. Saunders, we think, 
will remember for some time the surprise party which the girls 
of 'OS and 'OH held on him one April morning; but it is as a 
chiss that We wish to be remembered. As we have remembered 
our seniois so we hope our juniors will never forget the Class of 
'09, their seniors. 

This is the history of the (Mass of '0!). If there are any addi- 
tions or corrections, now is the time for them. Was that the last 
bell ! No, it was not. Then, we will pass on rapidly to the next 
topic. Septa Lynn. W. N. S., '09. 



WESTFIELD NORMAL. 1909 



Gllaas Hill 



Given Monday, Jura :J1. 1909, Assembly Hall, (lass Night. 
By May Powers. 

AS we, the (lass of 1909 are about to separate and each one 
to start her voyage on the sea of life, rough for some, 
smoother for others, we think it proper that while we 
are one body, we should leave in the form of a will, to all 
those whom we love and honor, the treasures which we own as a 
class. Therefore — 

We, the (Mass of 1909, of the YYestfield State Normal School, 
of the county of Hampden, and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
of sound and unfailing mind, and considering the uncertainty of 
this life, do make and declare this our last will and testament, 
hereby revoking any will by us heretofore made. 

After the payment of our debts, just or unjust, and other 
expenses, we give, devise and bequeath as follows: To our suc- 
cessors, the (Mass of 1910 we give, devise and bequeath, — 

Fikst. The back rows of seals in the Assembly Hall where 
they must sit exceedingly quiet with only two books on their 
desks for all must participate in the devotional exercises. Also 
the privilege to subdue the incoming class who will doubtless for- 
get that this room must be quiet. 

Second. The use of the chemical Laboratory where we as 
seniors laboriously worked and at last succeeded in discovering a 
powder which we guarantee to cure all nervous quaking and heart 
trembling which the Class of 1910 will no doubt experience before 
entering their recitations in geometry. 



1909 WESTFIELI) XORMAL. 25_ 

Third. To them we also bequeath the use of the mathe- 
matics room where they may spend four periods a week of 
0°, 45', X" anxiously awaiting the hands of the clock to reach 
the point at which the hell is rung for dismissal. 

FOURTH. To the new history classes, the history room where 
we hope they will enjoy the ever-pleasant, conversational lessens 
assigned to + hem, and succeed as well as the present senior class 
have in the requirements of their teaching — namely, to be cheer- 
ful, positive and animated. Also we advise them when on enter- 
ing then- ancient history course to supply themselves with a heavy 
soled pair of shoes, which will save expenses as they must make 
frequent trips to that well known "Orbis Komanus" map. 

Fifth. To the juniors at Dickinson Hall, the use of the 
gymnasium only for playing popular music. Any one who is 
classically inclined may wander down to the parlor to pour 
forth her musical talent. 

Sixth. We devise unto the Springfield juniors a special 
ear which they may justly monopolize and where they may pur- 
sue their different lines of work — for instance, studying and 
making decorations for their class affairs. 

Seventh. To Mary Hynes and Agnes (ilasheen we must 
will Room Xo. :2. on the first floor, as it is merely submitting to the 
inevitable. The " pikers, " instead of ascending as a rule, descend, 
although their ideas are elevated. Yet. in this room their ideas 
will he elevated as there 1 is ;i stepladder which they can have the 
use of for the asking. This the girls must expect as it is only 
fulfilling past traditions. And we are giving it on conditions 
that they allow it to act as a general assembly room, and sacri- 
fice all their needs and spare moments and vacant chairs to the 
service of their friends. 

Eighth. One of our seniors has at last reluctantly decided 
to give a beautiful fern she has carefully tended this past year. 



26 WEST FIELD XORMA L. 1909 

to Mollie Casey, as she always desired to specialize in b6tany. 

This will also divert Mollie's mind and cause her attention to be 
turned from care. 

Ninth. To Marion Burnham we bequeath a special course 
in ornithology. While pursuing this course we hope she will 
make a specialty in the medical department, where she will he- 
come skilled in "doctoring robbins, " for, if we remember right- 
ly, the "Robbin" was Marion's favorite bird. 

Tenth. To our twins, yea our heavenly twins, in the junior 
class, we will solicitude where they may study for hours at a 
time, never disturbed, even by the slightest noise. 

Eleventh. To Bessie Connor we bequeath a copy of Evan- 
geline, trusting that she will he especially interested in the put 
connected with "Gabriel. " 

Twelfth. To Louise Twohig we bequeath the use of the 
piano in the gymnasium, also a music roll containing out or more 
in ir pieces of music. 

Thirteenth. As Sarah Plumb was very prominent in 
bringing about a new style of millinery at our school this spring, 
we will her the privilege of so continuing in that line of business 
and of setting new styles for the juniors of next year. 

Fourteenth. To Lulu Panning we will a friendly game of 
cards in which the ''King" will he in great prominence. 

Fifteenth. We bequeath to Helena Sutty the best make of 
a graph( ph< ne — the "Victor." 

Sixteenth. We will, devise and bequeath to all the faculty 
our deepest appreciation and kindest wishes. 

To our principal, we leave our sincere gratitude and esteem 
for the interest he has taken in our class since our entrance to the 
school. To. Mr. Wilson we will our heartfelt appreciation of his 
ability to make clear to us the hard problems of science which 



r.i<n> w'Esi riELD \oi;mal. 27 

often confronted us. With all assurance, we can say that our 
hard l^ins were made easy by his practical information. To 
Mr. Allyn we leave our sincere thanks for his assistance in saving 
ns from an untimely death by teaching us that just as a book 
cannot be judged by its cover, so the contents of a bottle cannot 
he judged by the label on the outside. To .Mr. Goodwin we will 
our lifelong esteem and good wishes. Also the patience that is 
needed from past experience) t<» teach the '■seven time princi- 
ples."" To Mis. Knight we bequeath our deepest love and thanks 
for her keen interest in the iriids. To Mi-. Monte we will the 
sincere friendship of the Class of 1909. To Mr. Hockenberry we 
leave our heartiest wishes for the best of success as a teacher in 
our "Alma Mater." Unto Miss Cummings we devise our fondest 
love and hope that in years to come her friendship toward us 
may remain as warm as we know ours will for her. 

Lastly we extend our thanks to you all for witnessing this, 
our last testimony, whereof we have hereunto subscribed our 
names and affixed our seals on the 21st day of June, in the year 
of our Lord. 1909. 

Signed and approved by each member of our class in the 
ace of a testator. 

Class of 1909. 
May L. Powers. 



£^ WEST FIELD XORMAL. 1909 

QUasa Entertainment 

QH70 (ttnurt of 3am? 



The Court of Fame, Assembly Hall, Jinx 21, 1909. 

CAST OF CHARACTERS. 

Creek Graces Tessie Tucker. Septa Lynn 

Goddess \ x x a I ) alton 

Heralds Elaine I loi.r. Marian Bridgman, Agnes Dowdai.l 

Hypatia Grace Howard 

Queen Elizabeth Catherine 1 1 eggins 

Samantha . Men Florence Mahoney 

Ruth Claire O'Xeiu. 

Sister of Mercy May DoolEy 

Martha Washington Charlotte Richardson 

Topsy Helen Howard 

Nydia Eth el CorriE 

Xantippe Genevieve Pease 

Joan of .Ire Alice Geran 

Gypsy Queen Antoinette Charest 

Grecian Poetess Anne H alflex w 

Pocahontas Lena IYeiiter 

Grace Darling Pearl S.m i tii 

Mrs. Partington Margaret Leahy 

Ike Partington B. T. RilEy 

Mary, Queen of Scots TryphENA BickEORD 

Lady Mary Sea ton Alma Root 

Lady Mary Beaton Mary Kearney 

Priscilla Lena Wells 

Queen Isabella Irene HoRRlGAN 

Bridget O'Flannigan Marion Clark 

Barbara Frietchie E. Dalrym i-i.e 

Miriam Dolly Allaire 

Maids Ruby Cowing, Tessie Barry, Monica Roche 

Columbia S. A. VlTTY 

Attendants M ISSES Egan, Goodyear. WarnER 



1909 WEST FIELD NORMAL. 29 



3Jmj Aftftreaa 



June 22, 1909. 
Given by Charlotte B. Richardson. 

THE time of parting has come. For two years we 
have striven and struggled together with the same aims 
and ambitions. But now our pathways diverge. In 

another day each one of us will have taken a new road, 
started a new Life. And as we stand together as a class for the 
Inst time, memories of these past two years come crowding thick 
and fast. At times our work seemed almost too hard for us, but 
now we see where we might have accomplished much more than 
we have, and we sigh for the many opportunities which we 
thoughtlessly let slip by. Joy and pleasure have been plenti- 
fully intermingled with our work and we are loth to say good- 
bye to those many good times. From now on a new seriousness 
will enter into all that we do. as we accept larger and greater 
responsibilities and our outlook upon life becomes broader and 
more earnest. 

Friends, we have invited you here this afternoon to witness 
this simple exercise, the planting of the ivy, which means so 
much when entered into with the true spirit. The ivy is ever 
climbing, always seeking the light and striving for a higher 
place. In like manner may our ambitions and ideals develop, always 
striving for the highest ana the best. This little plant is frail and 
tiny now, but with proper care, sufficient moisture and sunlight, 
it will soon grow into a strong, hardy vine. So may our lives, our 
characters broaden and develop, strong for the good and the true 



30 WESTFIELD NORMAL. 1909 

and the right. Kind friends, we thank you for your interest and 

good wishes which we know are ours. May we, as a class and as 
individuals live up to the best that is within us. prove ourselves 
worthy of all that lias been done for us, and in do way fall short 
of what is expected of us. 

To the Class of 1910. now the Senior class, we extend our 
cordial wishes for as successful a Senit r year as we have had. 
In another year you will be standing in this same place, partic- 
ipating in this same exercise as so many classes have done before 
you. May success crown all your efforts both as a class and as 
individuals. To you, the (lass of 11)10. we intrust the care of 
this little vine. We make you the guardian of this symbol of 
our future growth and of our never dying ambitions and ideals. 
As we scatter far and wide may we feel assured that this little 
plant, the symbol of our united interest and effort, is taking 
deeper and stronger root each day. owing to your kindly and 

tender care. 

Charlotte Baxter Richardson, 1909. 




1909 WE8TFIELD NORMAL. 31 



Atomsa to ©lass of 19H9 



Jwu 22, 1909. 
Given by the Class President. 

CLASSMATES, members of the (lass of 1909. This is 
the iast time that we shall be together as a class; it is 
the last time that we shall all be here on the Campus as 
members of Westfield Normal School, 1909. 

We have been together for two years, striving to obtain that 
which we expect will help us in our chi sen work. We have se- 
cured, with our diplomas, a Normal school education. That 
may mean little or it may mean much. 

Girls, I ask you not only as members of what we each believe 
to be the best da>s ever graduated here, but as Alumnae of 
Westfield Normal School to make the most of what you have 
obtained here. Make your work count in the world. Prove your- 
selves worthy of your position. 

In all life's work, we believe there is none nobler than the 
one we have chosen. Live up to the highest ideal you may now 
have and when that is attained, strive for a still higher one. 

Our two years here have been short. Today ends for many of 
ns school life. 

We know that the motto of last year's class may be ap- 
plied to ours. We go now from "school life to life's school." 
School life has seemed hard. Do we realize that life's school is 
even harder f 

Classmates, my wish for each one of you is that in whatever 
you undertake to do. in whatever place you may find yourself, 
you may always be ''lifting better up to best" and proving 
yourself worthy of the love and respect of every other member 
'of Westfield Normal School, 1909. 



WESTFIEL1) NORMAL. 1909 



Glims (grmoa 



Cutest O. Lnm k. 

Snooper P. Smith 

Most popular E. Dai.rymim.i:. M. McGee, S. Vitty 

Best natured M. McGee 

Wit Vitty. Tickkk 

Nerviest A. Gkrax 

Giggler M. Leah? 

Flirt H. Howard 

Baby R. Randall 

Spoon A. Charest. A. Gkrax 

Bride R. Cowing 

Musician E. Dalrymim.l 

Sleepiest H. Lewis, C. C. Higgins 

Brightest A. JOHNSON 

Prima Donna D. Allaiuk 

Beauty h. Wells 

Bluff G. Pease. E. Dalrym im.i: 

Cut T. Tucker 

Best all around girl S. Vitty 

Grind C. Harrington 

Dude A. Dai.k.x 

Popular boy B. RilEy 

Bachelor girl E. Hoi/t 

Athlete M. RochE 



1909 WESTFIELD NORMAL. 33 



§>xmp £>tyat& 



Wonderful prodigy discovered: .Miss Tucker at the age of 
eight months started to walk, thus establishing a precedent in 
the annals of child study. 

Teacher of psychology: "And what reference do you con- 
sider the best, Miss L -?" 

Bright pupil, striving vainly to catch a whispered answer: 
"Why. e-e-er Study of the Human Mind by Prof. James, I 
think. He's an excellent authority." 

"So ! so ! I wasn't aware that he had written such a work." 

In The History Room. 
Three minutes after the last bell has rung. 
M rs. K. : " And where is Miss A. ! [ ' 
"She's coming." 
"Well, so is Christmas, but it's a long way off." 

"In what class was Miss W ever prominent as a critic?" 

"In history she has no equal. Why.' Because! !" 

You never can tell what will happen! If Miss H — n's had 
corresponded with Professor Oppenheim he might have been 
induced to include some of her views in his work on Psychology. 

At least this is what Prof. W. S. M thought when he heard 

Miss II- -'s brilliant recitation on memory. 

Senior pupil coming from class room: "I've .just heard 
the latest joke!" 

Curious Junior: "What is it '" 

Senior pupil : "Do you remember Caesar's proposal .'" 

Junior: "No — when !" 

Senior: "When he reached the Rhine he proposed to 

Bridget! !" 



34 WESTFIELD SORMAL. 1909 

Conversation heard the clay the (Mass picture was taken: 

"And what are you going to do with your hands. Mr. A — V 

"I'm busy with my feet now." 

(Finally after adjusting himself to his difficult position 
"on the fence." he was obliged to change and so called on the 
class treasurer to help him out.) 

CLASS FAVORITES. 

Favorite insect Grasshopper 

Favorite animal Piggy 

Favorite sport Hockey 

Favorite time Night 

Favorite name Pete 

Favorite place Skating Rink 

Favorite battleship Monitor 

Favorite song Blow, bugle, blow 

In the psychology class : 

Teacher: "Describe the symptoms of fear. Miss A — ." 

Miss A — : "From my own experience, I grow rigid, have 

paroxysms of weeping, followed by cold chills." 

Whisperings from history: 

"And poor Hendrik Hudson was lost at sea." 

Teacher: "Describe the deplorable condition of France at 
this time." 

Our Bright Hoy: "The condition of France. Mrs. K — , 
was deplorable. It was decidedly wretched, so deplorable that 
the people were in great distress." 

Teacher: "Exactly. Yes." 

•"In what does our vice-president excel.'" 

" Dodging." 

-What is Miss (J— 's specialty?" 

" Diverting the mind." 



1909 WESTFIELD NORMAL. 



iExprraatmui Arqmrrii at U. N. B. 



"I fancy it may be so." 

"What not." 

"Strange to say — it's just the opposite." 

"Get the idea." 

"So (?)." 

"Just a little more chroma." 

"Neutralize it, neutralize it." 

"Now skirls, attend to me." 

"Bushels!" 

"Snooper." 

"I've been squelched." 

"These terrible bells! Was that the first, second or third?" 

"In terms of our own Experience." 

"From the known to the unknown." 

"Imitation, dictation, representation." 

"Go to your room, immediately." 

"Those are my orders! ! !" 

"Interesting. Miss II — . but untrue!" 

"Unfortunately !" 

"Mr. Taylor's lawn is green and the campus is green and"- 

Miss H — 's specialty: Concave polygons! 

A favorite game: "Clapp in, Clapp out. 



36 WESTFIELD NORMAL. 1909 



&an% 



Tunc: Anchored. M. I. Leahy. 

Our days at Normal School 

Are but a pleasure past. 
Like all our other joys 

We found they could not last ; 
Working- with steady zeal 

Was a great trial true, 
But glad, O glad, are our hearts tonight 

And loyal to White and Blue. 

Chorus: 

Two years have sped so swiftly on 
It seems but yesterday we met. 
Our work is done ; we've had our fun, 
Faithful and true tho a trouble too, 
To our kind faculty. 

Now cheer for Nineteen Nine, 

The class that's fought and won. 
Psychology and Math ; 

Now seem to us but fun ; 
Botany was our test 

Tho Drawings we could not do; 
A- Art was a work unknown 

We left it to Juniors to do. 

Chorus: 

Only another day to spend. 
Only another night to dream, 
Naughty-Nine! Now is the time 
To bid farewell to our Normal dear! 
Farewell! but not good-bye. 

Music became our boast, 
Composers now are we. 

Literature- we all liked. 

But O for our History! 

Now when the strife is o'er 

A happy class remains; 
But sad, O sad, are our heart-. 

Tho still we think of our gain-. 



1909 WE8TFIELD NORMAL. 37 



But tho beating, they now seem stil 
For new tasks we must fulfill. 

So Naughty-Nine! 
Dear Naughty-Nine ! 

Ne'er let your love grow cold. 
For your dear Green and Gold ! 
Our colors — Green and Gold! 



dlutJ Popm 



Francis Eg ax, '09. 

Two years have swiftly flown and our 

School days now are past ; 
So we the Class of 1909 

Must say farewell at last. 
We cannot forget the friendships 

Of a school to us so dear 
As we gather round this ivy 

Which we leave to flourish here. 

The time at last has come 

When Nineteen Nine must part, 
So we leave this one fair token 

As an emblem of its heart. 
As we leave you Junior schoolmates, 

With a sadness full and deep. 
We trust that through the future 

Our ivy thought you'll keep. 

For we plant the tender ivy vine 

Symbol of a custom old. 
That may to future students 

Dear thoughts of us unfold ; 
And as you keep on upward 

And round these walls entwine 
We'll he striving onward, upward. 

Thee, our symbol, ivy vine. 



WESTFIELD NORMAL. 1909 



(Elaas j^onga 

Tunc: Captain Willie Brown. 

Bright Normal days are almost o'er. 

The gladest years of life; 

Mow swiftly have they glided by 

The time has seemed to fly ; 

The seasons come and go 

And though all this be so 

We shall not forget our dear old friends. 

We all must leave this Normal home 

The stormy world to roam, 

But though the mighty ocean's tide 

Should all of us divide ; 

() let us strive to be 

Always true to thee. 

Dear old class of Nineteen Hundred Nine. 

Chorus : 

From left to right 

We march along, 
With colors bright. 

And joyful song; 
We hate to leave this dear old Normal. 

Westfield Normal. Nineteen Nine, 

Come raise a cheer, 

A hearty cheer. 

Till back again we hear it rolled. 

Come gather round the grand old banner. 

Emblazoned with the Green and Gold. 

Pearl Smith. 

Genevieve Pease. 

Come, classmates, let us sing 

Our voices let them ring. 

For fond farewell will song begin. 

So join our happy, happy class day lay 

On this bright gay June day ; 

So classmates sing and cheer 

Rah, rah, 

For 1 !)<)'.). 



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Chorus: 

O Westfield Normal dear. 

Come raise a hearty cheer, 

For the Class of 1909 and the 

Class so mighty line. 

We are the elass whom the 

Faculty ne'er forgot to sign. 

And so we sing to yon 

And long ere we are through 

You'll say that we are best 

And banish all the rest, 
For 190!). 
Come Juniors, join our song, 
Our joyous la)' prolong; 
For soon from you dear friends we'll part. 
Dear Juniors, in life's work for us to start, 
Our best wishes impart; 
So Juniors sing and cheer, 
Rah, rah, 
For 1909. 

Dolly Allaire. 



Time: I zcaut you. 

Westfield Xormal. Nineteen Nine 
Marching forward down the line. 
Hear the faculty all say 
We're the best class out today ; 
We're the class that does the work 
From our duties never shirk. 
Next year Juniors will be told 
Of our deeds, then growing old. 

Chorus: 

Nineteen Nine, 

Nineteen Nine. 
Soon, soon we leave Normal School forever. 
Then from Juniors and from faculty we'll sever. 

Nineteen Nine, 

Nineteen Nine, 
We're the best class ever came to Xormal School. 

When we're gone from Normal School 
Don't let your love for us cool; 
Just remember. Juniors dear. 
What we did when we were here. 
Though we did not always do 



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Just the tilings they wished us to, 
Yet the faculty still say 
We're the best class out today. 

Chorus: 

Nineteen Nine, 
Nineteen Nine, 

Soon, soon we leave Normal School forever, 
Then from Juniors and from faculty we'll sever. 

Nineteen Nine, 

Nineteen Nine. 
We're the best class ever came to Normal School. 

S. A. Vittv, "09. 



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Tunc: Jerusalem, the Cold en. 

O, Alma Mater noble, 

We'll cheer thee on our way. 
We'll love and watch thee ever 

And homage to thee pay. 
We'll sing, we'll sing thy praises, 

We'll shout thy name aloud. 
Across the mighty oceans 

To own thee we are proud. 

Within thy stately portals 

In all their beauty dressed, 
We'll turn to thee for succor. 

When with Earth's duties pressed ; 
We know thy many virtues, 

Will show forth every year. 
To glorify and honor 

Thy name. O Normal dear ! 

Ruby Cowinc